Saab Enthusiasts website Forums Everything V4 Raising the rear seat in a car

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  • #1167

    John Whalley
    Participant

    Can anyone help?
    I have a 96 saloon and the small button that releases the rear seat allowing it to be raised vertically is missing. I have tried everything including an hours fishing through that tiny hole with a small hook on the end of a coat hanger!

    A picture of the catch could be invaluable.

    Thanks in anticipation
    John Whalley

    #1169

    PaTaket
    Keymaster

    Hi John,

    Only just seen your request… have you got anywhere with this yet? I don’t have 96 myself, but I can ask around?

    Cheers,

    Simon

    #1170

    John Whalley
    Participant

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for your note.
    Short answer is no.
    I have removed the rear seat upright and lain horizontally to approach that way. All to no avail.

    It would help if I knew what was underneath.

    Thanks again,
    Regards,
    John.

    #1171

    PaTaket
    Keymaster

    Thought it might be worth looking at the workshop manual, but not sure there’s a lot of info in there. Have a look at page 542 here;

    http://www.vintagesaabmanuals.org/1968-73-95-and-96-v4-sonett-iii.html

    It might be worth removing the back section of the seat and see if that gets you access to the mechanism?

    #1172

    John Whalley
    Participant

    Hi Simon,

    Many thanks for sending me that PDF. What a treat!
    So much better than a Haynes.

    Unfortunately there is a gap in the file between 524 and 551.
    If it makes any difference mine is a 1976 ’96L’

    I have removed the back section of the seat and undone everything in site!

    Your time and trouble is appreciated.
    Regards,
    John.

    #1173

    PaTaket
    Keymaster

    I’ve tried to find an image of one via google, it must be the most unphotographed part of a Saab – I can’t find any useful pics!

    I hate to say it, but as there’s not that many people on this forum (3 of us so far!), I would point you in the direction of the other Saab forums – have you tried the following;

    http://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/

    http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/default.asp

    Simon

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